Rakurakuen Hiroshima Ekiden Festival

January 21, 2019 David Hurley 0

Here are some photos and videos of the scene in Rakurakuen during the Hiroshima Ekiden – the prefectural relay marathon – that ran from Peace Park in the centre of Hiroshima City to Miyajimaguchi and back on Sunday afternoon. Rakurakuen is approximately halfway between Hiroshima city centre and the island [Read more…]

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The Rakurakuen Bon Odori Taikai

August 5, 2012 David Hurley 0

Our local supermarket in Rakurakuen is called “Madam Joy”. It is part of the Hiroden tram company. Every summer a small festival is held in the adjacent car park, which is why I call it the “Madam Joy Summer Festival” but it’s correct appelation is actually “bon odori taikai”. There [Read more…]